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Table 1 Background characteristics of tuberculosis patients recruited from health institutes of Oromia Special Zone and South Wollo Zone, northeastern Ethiopia, April 2015 to January 2017

From: High helminthic co-infection in tuberculosis patients with undernutritional status in northeastern Ethiopia

Characteristics Number Percent
Sex (n = 384)
 Male 213 55.5%
 Female 171 44.5%
Age in years (n = 371)
 18–27 133 35.8%
 28–37 116 31.3%
 38–47 68 18.3%
 ≥48 54 14.6%
Marital status (n = 333)
 Single 116 34.8%
 Married 185 55.6%
 Divorced 32 9.6%
Family size (n = 323)
  < 3 65 20.1%
 3–5 161 49.9%
 ≥6 97 30.0%
Occupation (n = 345)
 Government employed 29 8.4%
 Merchant 57 16.5%
 Farmer 138 40.0%
 Daily laborer 31 9.0%
 No job/unemployed 40 11.6%
 Student 26 7.5%
 Others a 24 7.0%
Religion (n = 348)
 Christian 119 34.2%
 Muslim 229 65.8%
Ethnicity (n = 346)
 Amhara 295 85.3%
 Oromo 46 13.3%
 Othersb 5 1.4%
Educational status (n = 347)
 Illiterate (unable to read and write) 154 44.4%
 Primary (Grade 1–8) 99 28.5%
 Secondary (Grade 9–12) 61 17.6%
 Above secondary (Grade > 12) 33 9.5%
  1. aHousewife/catering/pensioner/casher, b Tigre/Afar